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Summary

The Battle of Tigranocerta (Armenian: Տիգրանակերտի ճակատամարտը, Tigranakerti tchakatamartə) was fought on October 6, 69 BC between the forces of the Roman Republic and the army of the Kingdom of Armenia led by King Tigranes the Gre

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  • Site of historic event
  • invisible
  • Location uncertain
(see also PELAGIOS)

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Tigranocerta (Arzen, Arzan)

Tigranocerta, the capital city of Armenian King Tigranes II. Strabo remarks that the king filled Tigranocerta with people gathered from twelve Greek cities, that he ravaged. A Roman force under Lucius Lucullus defeated Tigranes at the Battle of Tigrano

Citadel of Arzen

Citadel of Arzen

Theater of Arzen

Theater of Arzen

Ancient Road Tigranocerta-Ahlat

Ancient Road Tigranocerta-Ahlat

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The Battle of Tigranocerta (Armenian: Տիգրանակերտի ճակատամարտը, Tigranakerti tchakatamartə) was fought on October 6, 69 BC between the forces of the Roman Republic and the army of the Kingdom of Armenia led by King Tigranes the Great. The Roman force was led by Consul Lucius Licinius Lucullus, and Tigranes was defeated. His capital city of Tigranocerta was lost to Rome as a result.

See:

  1. Adrian N..  Sherwin-White, "Lucullus, Pompey, and the East". In J. A. Crook; Andrew Lintott; Elizabeth Rawson. The Cambridge Ancient History Volume 9: The Last Age of the Roman Republic, 146-43 BC. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1994,  p. 241
  2. http://lukeuedasarson.com/Tigranocerta.html